Whitmer Defunds Police: Cuts $115 Million from State Cops

Whitmer Defunds Police: Cuts $115 Million from State Cops

July 23, 2020

Michigan tyrant Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order on Wednesday cutting $115.07 million from the State Police Dept., $392.67 million from the Dept. of Corrections, and $36.46 million from the Dept. of Health and Human Services.

The $115 million cut represents 1/4 of the State Police budget. Whitmer is replacing some of the cut funds — $107 million — with funds from the federal coronavirus stimulus bill.

In June, Whitmer said she understood the sentiment behind the “Defund the Police” effort: “The spirit is really about reprioritizing, rebuilding communities,” she said, “not just policing.” She lamented budgets being “overwhelmingly focused on policing and corrections systems and the criminal justice system,” and added that it should be focused on “the education of our population” and a myriad of social programs.

“I think you do all those other things, you don’t need all the money that’s going into police departments,” she continued. “So, yeah, I mean, the spirit of it, I do support that spirit of it,” she said. In other words, she supports the spirit of hamstringing law enforcement against the forces of chaos that Democrat governors and mayors around the country are unleashing in their major cities.

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